The table below looks at the statistics for Compatibility Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Compatibility Testing over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Compatibility Testing
UK / England
Rank 548 583 563
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -20
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 22 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.053% 0.024% 0.039%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.064% 0.029% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 12
Median daily rate £325 £306 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.12% +0.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £179 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £425 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £288 £280
% change year-on-year
+13.04% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
34227 38172 35882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.40% 82.02% 78.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 22819 25025 23588
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 855 1112 969
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.30 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% +49.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.76 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

Compatibility Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Compatibility Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Compatibility Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Compatibility Testing
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing across the England region.

Compatibility Testing Daily Rate Trend in England

Compatibility Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

Compatibility Testing Daily Rate Histogram in England

Compatibility Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Compatibility Testing across the England region.

Compatibility Testing Hourly Rate Trend in England

Compatibility Testing
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East - 10 £363 - 1
South West +14 7 £325 - 1
London +7 3 £258 -16.93% 1
Yorkshire +9 1 £363 -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Compatibility Testing
UK

Compatibility Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Compatibility Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Compatibility Testing.

1 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (57.14%) QA
2 23 (54.76%) Selenium
3 22 (52.38%) BDD
4 20 (47.62%) Cucumber
5 17 (40.48%) Java
6 16 (38.10%) Finance
6 16 (38.10%) Test Scripting
7 15 (35.71%) Jenkins
8 14 (33.33%) User Stories
8 14 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (33.33%) Performance Testing
8 14 (33.33%) Spring
8 14 (33.33%) JMeter
8 14 (33.33%) Web Services
9 13 (30.95%) Regression Testing
9 13 (30.95%) JIRA
9 13 (30.95%) WebDriver
10 12 (28.57%) SoapUI
10 12 (28.57%) Functional Testing
11 11 (26.19%) Manual Testing
12 10 (23.81%) TDD
12 10 (23.81%) Integration Testing
12 10 (23.81%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
13 9 (21.43%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
13 9 (21.43%) Unit Testing
13 9 (21.43%) Test Automation
13 9 (21.43%) Manufacturing
13 9 (21.43%) Windows

Compatibility Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (16.67%) Confluence
2 6 (14.29%) IIS
3 4 (9.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (9.52%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) GitHub
2 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) DHCP
1 4 (9.52%) DNS
1 4 (9.52%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 4 (9.52%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 23 (54.76%) Selenium
2 20 (47.62%) Cucumber
3 15 (35.71%) Jenkins
4 14 (33.33%) JMeter
5 13 (30.95%) JIRA
5 13 (30.95%) WebDriver
6 12 (28.57%) SoapUI
7 7 (16.67%) Burp Suite
7 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
7 7 (16.67%) Hudson
7 7 (16.67%) JUnit
8 6 (14.29%) Ant
8 6 (14.29%) Gradle
8 6 (14.29%) jMock
8 6 (14.29%) Maven
9 4 (9.52%) AdminStudio
9 4 (9.52%) MSI
10 2 (4.76%) Appium
10 2 (4.76%) Ranorex
11 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
General
1 16 (38.10%) Finance
2 9 (21.43%) Manufacturing
3 7 (16.67%) Electronics
3 7 (16.67%) Marketing
3 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (42.86%) Tester
2 13 (30.95%) Analyst
2 13 (30.95%) Test Analyst
3 11 (26.19%) Software Tester
4 9 (21.43%) QA Tester
5 8 (19.05%) Automation Test Analyst
6 7 (16.67%) Software QA Tester
7 4 (9.52%) Applications Packager
7 4 (9.52%) Citrix Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Automation Tester
8 2 (4.76%) Citrix Specialist
8 2 (4.76%) Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 2 (4.76%) Performance Tester
8 2 (4.76%) QA Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Test Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (33.33%) Spring
1 14 (33.33%) Web Services
2 8 (19.05%) .NET
3 7 (16.67%) Hibernate
3 7 (16.67%) REST
4 6 (14.29%) Ajax
4 6 (14.29%) Java EE
4 6 (14.29%) JMS
4 6 (14.29%) SOAP
4 6 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (2.38%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
2 7 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (9.52%) BYOD
3 4 (9.52%) Fat Client
3 4 (9.52%) Thin Client
4 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.76%) RIA
6 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) Windows
2 8 (19.05%) Windows 10
2 8 (19.05%) Windows 7
3 4 (9.52%) Windows Server
3 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.76%) Android
4 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.38%) Linux
5 1 (2.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (52.38%) BDD
3 16 (38.10%) Test Scripting
4 14 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 14 (33.33%) User Stories
5 13 (30.95%) Regression Testing
6 12 (28.57%) Functional Testing
7 11 (26.19%) Manual Testing
8 10 (23.81%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (23.81%) Integration Testing
8 10 (23.81%) TDD
9 9 (21.43%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 9 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
9 9 (21.43%) Test Automation
9 9 (21.43%) Unit Testing
10 8 (19.05%) Automated Testing
10 8 (19.05%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 8 (19.05%) Programme Management
10 8 (19.05%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) Java
2 8 (19.05%) PowerShell
3 7 (16.67%) C#
4 6 (14.29%) Groovy
5 5 (11.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Degree
1 6 (14.29%) ISEB
1 6 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.38%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (57.14%) QA
2 7 (16.67%) WAI
2 7 (16.67%) WCAG
3 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.52%) Hyper-V
2 4 (9.52%) vSphere
2 4 (9.52%) XenApp
2 4 (9.52%) XenDesktop
3 3 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) SCCM
2 4 (9.52%) AppDNA
2 4 (9.52%) EdgeSight
2 4 (9.52%) SCOM
3 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Citrix
2 7 (16.67%) SAP
3 6 (14.29%) Atlassian
3 6 (14.29%) CA Agile Central
4 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
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